Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Karen's Fantasy List

Thanks to the eternal hostess, Emily, for creating this blog. I think the design on this one is especially purty!

I'm cross-referencing my FITG list, because in addition to my "lists" I also like to read on a whim; I also review books for a DC website, and need to have some time for that, as those books tend to be a bit more current. If you're interested: Critiquette.

My wider list of books I really ought to have read:

1. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain
2. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. LeGuin (and other LeGuin, hopefully. I read Changing Planes and loved every story in it)
3. Dune, Frank Herbert (yes, technically SciFi, I'm told, but whatever, it's long and I haven't read it).
4. Hyperion Cantos, Dan Simmons
5. The Call of Cthulhu, HP Lovecraft
6. The Once and Future King, T.H. White
7. The Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis
8. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
9. Watership Down, Richard Adams
10. Seed to Harvest, Octavia E. Butler (compilation)
11. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, Patricia A. McKillip
12. Mistress of Mistresses, E.R. Eddison
13. Gloriana, Michael Moorcock

My narrower list of books that I want to read in order to not reinvent the wheel when I write my own fantasy novel: to be determined. Suggestions are welcome. I like mermaids, women's issues (think Marion Zimmer Bradley, but I've read most of her relevant stuff), parenting, fertility, origin myths, and stories about being lonely.


Emily Cross said...

When i made a list, i went here:

i found it very helpful


It has top 25, then next 25 books, top 10 women books and then epics too

What i liked especially is that they would recommend similar books for each too

hope it helps

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Diana Paz said...

nice! I LOVE making lists, it's sort of a mania of mine!